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What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Moist clammy skin

The most common symptoms of shock include: an extremely low blood pressure; feeling weak or nauseous; chest pain; fast but weak pulse; profuse sweating; dizziness, faintness or light-headedness; moist, clammy skin; unconsciousness; rapid, shallow breathing; feeling anxious, agitated or confused; blue lips and fingernails.
With bone injury there is a danger of fat embolism - stroke, lung injury.

In brief: Moist clammy skin

The most common symptoms of shock include: an extremely low blood pressure; feeling weak or nauseous; chest pain; fast but weak pulse; profuse sweating; dizziness, faintness or light-headedness; moist, clammy skin; unconsciousness; rapid, shallow breathing; feeling anxious, agitated or confused; blue lips and fingernails.
With bone injury there is a danger of fat embolism - stroke, lung injury.
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Dr. Craig Greene
Sports Medicine

In brief: Blood loss

Shock occurs with loss of blood from fracture and takes alot of blood loss.

In brief: Blood loss

Shock occurs with loss of blood from fracture and takes alot of blood loss.
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